It is no coincidence that the skin in the summer is more prone to acne. The climate is often hot and humid; sweat secretes more, causing the sebaceous glands to become more active, making the skin greasy, clogged pores, and acne formation. Besides, rubbing the skin with a mask will cause acne (which experts often call Maskne) on the face; and with clothes will cause body acne. Applying the following seven things will help you prevent acne this summer effectively.
PERFECT SKIN CLEANING
The first and most crucial step in your skincare routine is cleansing. Cleanse on average twice a day and use a makeup remover in the evening. The advice is that you should use products with excellent foaming ability for deeper cleaning and a foam layer that will limit rubbing on the skin, causing irritation. If you have to go out often during the day, causing your skin to collect dirt or sweat too much, you can clean it three times a day as needed. However, do not wash your face too often because the skin barrier will be damaged, causing dry skin to peel, easily irritate and aggravate acne.
USE BALANCED WATER WITH CLEANING CAPACITY ONLY
After cleansing, immediately use balancing water to rebalance the pH and remove excess oil on the skin’s surface and tighten pores. If you have acne-prone skin but are prone to dryness, you should choose a toner with witch hazel extract instead of alcohol and other moisturizing ingredients.
MORE ACNE PRODUCTS
Choose products that contain Salicylic acid or Benzoyl Peroxide if your skin is facing acne. However, distinguish between products that dot directly on inflamed acne spots; and effects applied to the entire face to treat localized acne. If the product does not leave a white streak (usually contains sulfur), you can use it both morning and night and only apply it to acne when white. Depending on the serum for acne, you should carefully read the manufacturer’s instructions on dosage and use.
- LIGHTWEIGHT MOISTURIZER
A light moisturizer will create a film to protect the skin against external agents, and at the same time, prevent the evaporation of the serum. It is straightforward for skin that uses active ingredients to experience dryness and peeling, so moisturizer is an indispensable step in preventing acne in the summer.
- WHAT HAPPENS, DON’T FORGET SUNSCREEN
Active ingredients for acne-prone skin like Retinol or Benzoyl Peroxide make skin more sensitive to the sun, so use sunscreen every day, even at home. Especially in the summer, the intensity of UV rays is more active, making the skin more vulnerable than ever. Choose an oil-free sunscreen to keep your skin dry and oil-free.
EAT COOL AND WATER FOOD
Hot summer makes us sweat and lose more water. At the same time, ripe and summer fruits such as durian and litchi contain a lot of sugar and energy, making the body susceptible to heat and causing acne. So, in the summer, add water and fiber to the body through excellent, succulent vegetables such as Gotu kola, pomegranate, orange, grapefruit, lemon, apple, pear…
- STRESS CONTROL
When we have acne, we are very confident, guilty, stressed… negative emotional states! Or, due to the influence of the epidemic and the worries about life, it causes stress and causes acne. What we need to do is stay upbeat, happy and positive. For example, talk to friends/relatives, sleep on time, eat well, exercise, listen to classical music. relaxation, meditation, yoga… When the mood is relaxing is an effective medicine to prevent acne this summer.